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Quotes of the Day for 5 January 2002 – Fire

This is the end of Christmas, the twelfth day ends at sundown as we move into Twelfth Night, the Eve of Epiphany. Where the Christmas tree tradition has long been practiced, it was tonight when everyone in the village would drag their trees to the church yard and gather around a bonfire of dried out evergreen trees. The Van Horns will be taking the tree down today, and our quotes are on Fire.

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The quotes:

Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience.
     - George Washington

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
     - Albert Schweitzer, 1875 - 1965

The mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.
     - Plutarch

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
     - François Auguste René Rodin, 1840 - 1917

In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?
     - Warren Hutcherson

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